Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance,
issued the following statement on the court's approval of the plan for Bedrock
Industries Group LLC (Bedrock) to purchase and restructure Stelco (the
operating name of U.S. Steel Canada Inc. effective December 2, 2016).
Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, increase
housing affordability for people in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and make
public transit more affordable for seniors across the province.
Today Ontario passed the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017, which
includes significant investments in health care and education, including free
prescription medications for everyone aged 24 and under through OHIP+: Children
and Youth Pharmacare, starting in January 2018.
Today, Finance Minister Charles Sousa released the 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario, which includes significant investments in health care and education. Ontario's first balanced budget since the global recession -- thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management -- introduces free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, makes important investments to reduce wait times and improve access to care, helps students and makes life more affordable for Ontario families.
Ontario is making it easier for people who care
for loved ones, with more respite services that allow people to take a break
from their unpaid duties, increased education and training opportunities for
caregivers, and a new, streamlined Ontario Caregiver Tax Credit.
Ontario is helping young people prepare for successful careers by creating 40,000 new work-related learning opportunities over three years for K-12 and postsecondary students, as well as recent graduates.
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, announced today that he will deliver the 2017 Ontario Budget on April 27. The Budget will outline the government's plan to create a stronger, healthier Ontario through investments in key services that help people and their families.